The Network Readiness Index (NRI) at a Glance
The 2020 NRI is the second edition of a renewed NRI model, and it ranks a total of 134 economies based on their performance across 60 variables. This year’s edition is grounded on the Portulans Institute hosted Digital Transformation Dialogue Series, which interviewed high-level experts from across the globe on various aspects of Digital Transformation - from the role of business and governments to issues of inclusion, and more. Recognizing the pervasiveness of digital technologies in today’s networked world, the Index is grounded in four fundamental dimensions: Technology, People, Governance and Impact. This holistic approach means that the NRI covers issues ranging from future technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) to the role of the digital economy in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Read More
Global Launch of the NRI, October 19th, 2020. More details here
Although there were some ranking changes within the group, the countries in the NRI 2020 top 10 remain the same from last year’s edition. One distinguishing feature of the top 10 performers is that they do well in most dimensions of the NRI. Indeed, they are all among the 15 highest-ranked countries in each of the four pillars and perform equally well in at least two-thirds of the 12 sub-pillars. As would be expected, all of the top 10 countries are high-income economies. As for the regional distribution, Europe dominates with eight countries, while Singapore is the only top 10 economy situated in Asia and the Pacific, and the United States is the only one located in the Americas.
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Initially launched in 2002 with the World Economic Forum, the NRI has been redesigned in 2019 by its founders and co-editors, Soumitra Dutta and Bruno Lanvin, now under the auspices of the Portulans Institute, to reflect how technology and people need to be integrated within an effective governance structure in order to have the right impact on our economy, society and the environment. The 2020 NRI is the second edition of this renewed methodological mode and it is focused on Digital Transformation. It ranks a total of 134 economies based on their performance across 60 variables.
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Our Past Reports
The Network Readiness Index, first launched in 2002, is in its 13th version and 2nd version under a renewed methodology. Until 2016 it was published by the World Economic Forum within the Global Information Technology Report. Check the past reports here:
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